Pc suspended after stealing drugs

Tom Johnson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Sussex Police

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Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Sussex Police.

Dear Sussex Police,

I am aware that police Constable from Brighton’s Neighbourhood response unit in his early twenties has been suspended for some considerable time on full pay for stealing class A drugs from evidence stores.

I believe his name is Joshua, please provide his full name?

Is it correct that his excuse so far was a desire to end his life using party drugs stolen from the very people he seized them from?

Do you think it’s correct that the public continue to pay his wages for this period of time?

Can you please tell me why this information has been hidden from the public who are paying his

Yours faithfully,


Sussex Police

Date: 01/10/2020

Your Ref: Freedom of Information request - Pc suspended after stealing drugs

Our Ref: FOI 3192/852/20

Contact Name: Roger Brace FOI Officer
Email : [email address]

Contact number: 101 ext 545251

Dear Tom,

Thank you for your request which was received by Sussex Police.

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Yours sincerely


Sussex Police HQ

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Sussex Police,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Sussex Police's handling of my FOI request 'Pc suspended after stealing drugs'.

This is time sensitive information and is readily available to you, I see no reason for its delay.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Tom Johnson

Dear Sussex Police,

I am still waiting for your response on the matter of Joshua Johnson stealing Class A drugs from your Brighton g80 drug store, please can you attend to this long overdue request as required by law

Yours faithfully,

Tom Johnson

Sussex Police

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FOI REF 3192/852/20


Dear Mr. Johnson,


Freedom of Information


I refer to your request for information which may be held by Sussex
Police. I apologise for the significant delay and any inconvenience this
may have caused.


Please find enclosed a letter.


Kind regards,


FOI Team.


DPU, 3rd Floor Pevensey Block

Sussex Police HQ




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